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New Moon in Cancer ~ June 22, 2009

New Moons signify rebirth, beginnings, a clean slate, the start of a new cycle. This new moon on June 22 highlights Cancer traits (intuitive, sensitive, caring, protective, maternal) and 4th house themes (private life, family, home, roots, the past). Since the Moon is the ruler of the zodiac sign Cancer, she is at home and comfortable in familiar Cancerian surroundings these next few days.

In Cancer, the Moon is driven by emotion, instinct, and family ties. The unity of this Cancer-Sun/Moon is unfavorably aligned with Pluto (power, transformation) in Capricorn (structure, reality) which is reminiscent of last month's Gemini-New Moon, where we were reminded that our thoughts create our realities. This month, the Cancer-New Moon's connection to Pluto highlights our power to successfully harness the balance between our private life/family (Cancer) and public drives/career (Capricorn); to gain a more profound and productive understanding of the link between where we have been/past (Cancer) and where we are going/goals (Capricorn); and to have the resolve to make the changes/adjustments/allowances required to satisfy these polarities.

Elsewhere in the sky, the previous day's Venus-Mars conjunction linger and the couple's growing alignment to Saturn color the energies of this new moon. Our efforts and hard work are rewarded by the laying of new foundation or redefinition of our relationships, including that we have with the self. As with last month's new and full moons, this one remains under the hope and promise of the triple conjunction between Jupiter, Chiron, and Neptune, giving us the power to look within, let go of excess baggage, and live an inspired life.

This new moon occurs at 1 degree and 30 minutes of Cancer. Those born between December 22 & 24, March 21 & 23, June 22 & 24, or September 24 & 26 or have planets/house angles around 1 degree of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, and Libra may feel the effects of this new moon stronger than most.

What natal house will the new moon occupy in your birth chart? Match the sign and degree to the sign on the house cusp/s. Use the list below then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

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No birth chart? You may use your Sun sign and/or Rising sign, if you know it. Scroll down to find out which house/s this new moon will influence then click here to read about the New Moon in Houses.

  • Aries or Aries Rising ~ 4th House
  • Taurus or Taurus Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Gemini or Gemini-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Cancer or Cancer-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Leo or Leo-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Virgo or Virgo-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Libra or Libra-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Scorpio or Scorpio-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Sagittarius or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Capricorn or Capricorn-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Aquarius or Aquarius-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Pisces or Pisces-Rising ~ 5th House
Alternatively, you may cast your own birth chart by clicking here (opens a new window) for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Or request a quote for a personalized reading.

For those doing the new moon wishes ritual, the moon will be new on June 22, 2009 at 3:35 p.m. (Eastern) and will be void of course on June 24 at 7:24 a.m. (Eastern). It is advisable to do the new moon wishes within eight hours of the new moon.

Next month's New Moon will be in Cancer again and will be immediately followed by a Solar Eclipse. Click here to read article.

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